Skipper’s in Greenport changes hands


A decades-old Greenport eatery has been sold for just under $1 million.

Bobby Heaney, who has owned Skipper’s Restaurant on Route 48 since 1979, told he plans to retire at the end of February. Heaney, 66, said he sold the eatery to Greenport restaurateur Bryan Villanti for $925,000 in August with the understanding that he’d retain ownership of the business until March 1.

“It’s time to retire,” said Heaney, who suffered a heart attack two years ago. “I decided I’ve made my money and I’ve had my fun. I’m going to miss the customers, but it’s time to move on.”